Strip formatting from a Word document

When you've inherited a Word document with a lot of formatting and/or accessibility issues, it's sometimes best to remove the existing formatting and start over. The procedure outlined here will help you to rehabilitate the most stubborn of old documents. To strip formatting: Select everything in the document with Ctrl+a. Click the Clear Formatting button […]

tiny tip! Edit Word Styles

Edit Word's built-in styles to suit your needs: In the Styles gallery on the Home ribbon, right-click on the name of the style, select Modify from the shortcut menu, and use the dialog to add or remove formatting from the defined style. Everywhere you've used that style in your document will be immediately updated with […]